King Felipe may well have been surprised that the Palacio inauguration generated a controversy. | Jaume Morey
Everyone seemed to be demonstrating last week. The "countryside alliance" of farmers, hunters, pro-bullfighters and others brought their protest to the government's headquarters - they are annoyed about policies such as the expansion of the zones for bird protection. Patriotic Spaniards showed their support for the Guardia Civil outside the force's barracks in Palma. These same patriots held a counter-Catalonia referendum rally and also appeared in front of the Palacio de Congresos for the arrival of King Felipe and Queen Letizia on Monday. The pro-referendum side drew some 3,000 people to a Palma demonstration, a similar number to those who had attended the "tourist massification" rally last weekend.